Learn about Common EDI Transactions

EDI transactions are used by business trading partners to exchange documents in a standardized format, allowing for automation and streamlining of purchase orders, invoices, acknowledgements, payments and more. 

Learn about Common EDI Transactions

EDI 304: Shipping Instructions Document

What is an EDI 304 Shipping Instructions Document?

The EDI 304 Shipping Instructions transaction set is transmitted to an ocean carrier, providing all of the information necessary to prepare and distribute a contract of carriage such as an ocean bill of lading, sea waybill, and other shipping documents. 

How is an EDI 304 Shipping Instructions Document used?

An EDI 304 Shipping Instructions Document is used too send shipping instructions for an ocean vessel. 

The EDI 304 Shipping Instructions transaction set can also be used for the following purposes:  

  • To provide information for the preparation and distribution of a carriage contract  

  • To exchange shipping documents including sea waybill and bill of lading.  

  • To provide shipping as well as financial information that is required for the cargo’s operation 

  • To provide information that is required for the provision of the requested services 

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